So much art, so little time… Berlin is having so much art to offer this week, who knows where to start? So I’ve compiled just some of the many openings, pre- and after partys that fill my calendar:
To reawaken us all from our summerly dizziness (what!? which summer?!), some smart people (namely abc, Preview and most of Berlin’s major art institutes) invented a new event in the Berlin art calendar, called Berlin Art Week, starting next Monday. It basically means you can and should see over twenty exhibitions and many more events in one week for a very fair ticket price of 28 euros.
This is just an extract of favorits of what you can see for this little money:
To visit Fiete Stolte I went deep into the woods of Wedding, where the artist chose to live a hermit life just by a lake. This is of course completely exaggerated, the truth is a little less extreme.
dOCUMENTA(13) is almost over. In several visits Niche Berlin managed to discover quite a lot – albeit not everything. Yes, it’s been impressive. But we’re far from being at one with each other about whether we found it brilliant or a bit too zeitgeisty (animism, urban gardening, Afghanistan). Either way, we’ve seen many, many good art works. And each trip was definitely more than worth it. For those who still haven’t paid their visit yet – here’s our final shortlist of contributions not to be missed.
The re-awakening of Berlin’s art scene after summer break was heralded by the opening of Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s first extensive solo exhibition El Araba El Madfuna at KW Institute for Contemporary Art.